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  • 2017 J Anthony Lukas Prize
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    2017 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an “American topic of political or social concern.”…

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  • Presidential Biographers Discuss Presidents Obama Clinton Carter and Reagan
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    Presidential Biographers Panel

    David Remnick, David Maraniss, Jonathan Alter, and Jacob Weisberg talked about their respective biographies of Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Reagan. The panel was moderated by…

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  • 2016 J Anthony Lukas Prize
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    2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an American topic.  The finalists for 2016 included Susan…

    342 views
  • Michael Shnayerson on emThe Contenderem
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    The Contender

    Michael Shnayerson talked about his book, The Contender: Andrew Cuomo, a Biography, about the political career of Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and his ambition to become President of the…

    297 views
  • Hillary Clinton and the White House
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    Hillary Clinton and the White House

    Authors and journalists talked about the possibility of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 and and some of the hurdles she might face in a second…

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  • Washington Journal Affordable Care Act Rollout
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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Jonathan Alter talked about his Foreign Affairs Magazine article, “Failure to Launch: How Obama Fumbled Healthcare.gov,” on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges.…

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  • emThe Center Holdsem
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    The Center Holds

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, in which he recounts the 2012 presidential election, President Obama’s lead-up to the campaign, and how his re-election team…

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  • President Obamas Second Term Agenda
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    President Obama's Second Term Agenda

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies on President Obama’s second term agenda and lessons learned during the 2012 campaign. The book shares stories from…

    118 views
  • Presidential Campaign Fundraising and the 2012 Election
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    Presidential Campaign Fundraising and the 2012 Election

    Julianna Smoot and Spencer Zwick, the respective fundraising managers for the Obama and Romney 2012 presidential campaigns, talked about the record fundraising amounts raised during the…

    367 views
  • President Obama Biographers
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    President Obama Biographers

    Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President…

    284 views
  • Obama Administrations Handling of Scandals
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    Obama Administration's Handling of Scandals

    Former Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter and Faiz Shakir of the Center for American Progress talked about Mr. Alter’s Washington Monthly on the controversies of the Obama administration. Topics included…

    745 views
  • Jonathan Alter on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
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    Jonathan Alter on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton

    Jonathan Alter talked by telephone about his article in the June 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, “Woman of the World,” which profiles Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s relationship with President Obama,…

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  • Lessons from the Kennedy Administration
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    Lessons from the Kennedy Administration

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also responded to questions…

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  • emThe Mendacity of Hopeem
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    The Mendacity of Hope

    Roger Hodge, former editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine, argues that President Obama has not fulfilled many of his campaign promises and instead has maintained what the author deems is the…

    448 views
  • After Words with Dinesh DSouza
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    After Words with Dinesh D'Souza

    Mr. D’Souza asserts that President Obama poses an existential threat the United States, because he is heavily influenced by his father’s anti-colonialist ideology. Using several biographies of the 44th president,…

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  • Panel on President Obama
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    Panel on President Obama

    Authors talked about their books on the election of President Obama and his first year in office. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Evan Smith moderated. Jonathan Alter is…

    492 views
  • emThe Promiseem
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    The Promise

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuste; May 18, 2010). He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

    273 views
  •  Presidents and the Presidency after Franklin Roosevelt
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    Presidents and the Presidency after Franklin Roosevelt

    William Leuchtenburg talked about his book In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama (Cornell University Press; 4 ed. December 2009). William Leuchtenburg is the author of five other books on…

    650 views
  • President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court
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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era including the controversial “packing of the…

    325 views
  • President Obamas First 100 Days
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    President Obama's First 100 Days

    Jonathan Alter, author of The Defining Moment: The First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope talked about the political and policy aspects of President Obama’s first 100 days in office,…

    732 views
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